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Craig Sports Briefs for July 13, 2015: Doak Walker football registration deadline Wednesday

Craig Parks & Recreation's Doak Walker tackle football program is seeking players, coaches and officials. Registration is open for boys and girls entering third- through sixth-grade to play this fall. The program stresses equal participation skill development and fun with practices and games three times weekly throughout the season, which will run from late August through October. The cost is $60 to play, and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday. Weigh-ins and equipment checkouts will take place July 22. A coaches meeting will be offered Aug. 5, and a clinic for players and coaches will take place Aug. 17.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 13, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 11, 2015: Monday final deadline for swim lesson sign-ups

A final wave of summer swim lessons for all ages will be available at the Craig Pool Complex, 605 Washington St., in the following weeks. The deadline to register for all these classes will be Monday. American Red Cross-approved lessons will take place Mondays through Thursdays from July 20 to 30. Age groups include toddlers — six to 36 months, which requires a parent in the water — preschool — ages 3 to 6 — or any age for Levels 1 to 6.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 10, 2015: Silver Bullet women’s golf tournament approaching

The 29th annual Silver Bullet Ladies Golf Classic — described by organizers as “the ultimate girls weekend” — takes place July 18 and 19 at Yampa Valley Golf Course as an individual stroke play format with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. both days. Handicap information is required to register. A single entry is $120, and discounts are offered for those returning who bring in new players, the deadline to register Saturday. Practice rounds will be available July 17, and for those coming from out of town, special room rates have been arranged at Clarion Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites and Deer Park Inn & Suites. Registration can be found at http://www.yampavalleygolf.com/files/2014/04/SB-Flyer.pdf. For more information, call Susan Utzinger at 970-824-9656.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 6, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 4, 2015: Deadline for fall turkey hunting nears

The limited license application deadline for Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s fall turkey hunting season, running September to October, is Thursday. Draw results should be available July 27. CPW encourages sportsmen of all interests to give this unique challenge a try during the season, which takes place from Sept. 1 to Oct. 23.

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Former Moffat County athlete Javen Gumber commits to Air Force Academy

During the summer after his sophomore year, and again this summer, Fruita Monument High School basketball player Javen Gumber drew recruiting interest with his mix of size and athleticism playing club basketball for Denver-based Next Level Premier. Even during the half-season the 6-foot-7 junior forward played for the Wildcats after joining to Fruita Monument for the 2014-15 school year, he led the team in scoring (13.1) and rebounds (7.6) per game. Wednesday morning, Gumber made his college choice official, committing to the Air Force Academy.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 3, 2015: Billiards league getting organized for fall

BCA Pool Leagues will begin its sixth season in September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, and teams are already forming and seeking players. The 9-Ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 13, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. The 8-Ball games are at 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams. Players can qualify for a Las Vegas trip during both nights. The city champions from the past season will be competing at the nationals later this month.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 1, 2015: Fourth of July shooting event offered Saturday

Bears Ears Sportsman Club and Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will host the Freedom Fun Shoot from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bears Ears range on Moffat County Road 7 north of Craig. The event includes multiple gun activities, including usage of the .22 rifle and long range rifle, the pistol bowling pin shoot and kid’s shoot. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Shooters are expected to bring their own firearms, ammunition and protective equipment. Tickets are $2 per person per game.

Craig Sports Briefs for June 29, 2015: Yampa Valley Golf Course’s Cottonwood, Silver Bullet tourneys approaching

The time is now to sign up for two of Yampa Valley Golf Course’s biggest tournaments, coming up in July, the 48th annual Cottonwood Classic and the 29th annual Silver Bullet Ladies Golf Classic. The three-day Cottonwood Classic runs this week from Friday to Sunday, and players will be going after a $12,000 purse, providing registration is high. The $165 entry fee includes a demo day Thursday, meals and entry in multiple contests throughout the event.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 29, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Baggs’ Tanner Jensen to play in international football game

Tanner Jensen, recent graduate of Little Snake River Valley School, will represent the Baggs, Wyoming, gridiron program next week in the Can-Am Bowl in Saskatchewan, Canada. The program, which runs from Monday through July 4, takes the best in the nation among six-man football teams to test their mettle against our neighbors to the north.

Craig Sports Briefs for June 27, 2015: CNCC rodeo rides hard at national finals

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo team recently competed in the College National Finals Rodeo, held June 14 to 20 in Casper, Wyoming. CNCC Rodeo ranked three athletes in the top 12 in the nation and as a team were 26th in the country.

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Moffat County’s Hugh Turner signs to play baseball for Michigan school

Hugh Turner, recent graduate from Moffat County High School, committed this week to play baseball for Finlandia University, a private school on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Hugh will be receiving a partial scholarship for the NCAA Division school, where he plans to study sports medicine, physical therapy and sports management, possibly achieving a doctorate in the former two programs.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 26, 2015: Matt Hamilton plays in All-State football game

Recent Moffat County High School graduate Matt Hamilton represented the Bulldogs at the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s 59th All-State Games at Adams State University in Alamosa.